BSc( Hons) Optometry

Department
Bahawalpur Institute of Allied Health Sciences

Introduction

Optometry is a health care profession that involves examining the eyes and applicable visual systems for defects or abnormalities as well as the medical diagnosis and management of eye disease. Traditionally, the field of optometry began with the primary focus of correcting refractive error through the use of spectacles. Modern-day optometry, however, has evolved through time so that the education curriculum additionally includes intensive medical training in the diagnosis and management of ocular disease in countries where the profession is established and regulated.

Optometrists are medical professionals who provide primary eye care through comprehensive eye examinations to detect and treat various visual abnormalities and eye diseases. Being a regulated profession, an optometrist’s scope of practice may differ depending on the location. Thus, disorders or diseases detected outside the treatment scope of optometry are referred out to relevant medical professionals for proper care, more commonly to ophthalmologists who are physicians that specialize in the tertiary medical and surgical care of the eye. Optometrists typically work closely together with other eye care professionals such as ophthalmologists and opticians to deliver quality and efficient eyecare to the general public.

B.Sc Optometry Curriculum

First Professional B.Sc Optometry and Orthoptics

Sr. No Subject Total Marks
1 Basic Anatomy & Physiology 100
2 Basic Biochemistry & General Pathology 100
3 Islamic Studies / Ethics & Pakistan Studies 100
4 Behavioural Sciences & Computer Education 100
Total Marks 400
Passing Marks 50%

Second Professional B.Sc Optometry and Orthoptics

Sr. No Subject Theory Practical & Oral Total Marks
1 Ophthalmic Anatomy and Physiology 100 100 200
2 Physiological and Visual Optics 100 100 200
3 Physical, Geometrical and Instrument Optics 100 100 200
4 Orthoptics , Squint and Low Vision 100 100 200
Total Marks 800
Passing Marks 50%

Third Professional B.Sc Optometry and Orthoptics

Sr. No Subject Theory Practical & Oral Total Marks
1 Ophthalmic Dispensing and Contact Lenses 100 100 200
2 Ophthalmic Diseases And Pharmacology 100 100 200
3 Clinical Optometry and Examination 100 100 200
4 Occupational Optometry and Preventive Ophthalmology 100 100 200
Total Marks 800
Passing Marks 50%

Final Professional B.Sc Optometry and Orthoptics

Sr. No Subject Theory Practical & Oral Total Marks
1 Pediatric Optometry 100 100 200
2 Ophthalmic Instrumentation 100 100 200
3 Biostatistics and Research Methods 50 50 100
Total Marks 500
Passing Marks 50%

Department Contact Info

Main Ahmadpur East Road Opp. National Highway & Motorway Police Office of the Chief Patrol Officer (Beat-20) Bahawalpur

+92-303-9323245
biahs@bmdc.com.pk

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Student Resources

The BSc(Hons) Optometry program is offered by the Bahawalpur Institute of Allied Health Sciences(BIAHS). For online application and further information click on below links.